Thursday, December 18, 2008

Trunk show pics

Hopefully you weren't one that missed our fantastic trunk show this weekend. But...we do understand with the holidays and all that you may have been a bit busy;) So, if you need a little recap on what you missed you'll want to check out the pics below.

Our fav photographers, Brittany and Miranda, from Hanle Productions were onsite to capture everything!

Aren't these dresses adorable? We still have a few pieces left from the show so make sure to stop in at Miss Ruby before they are gone. They are perfect for New Years Eve!
Delanie getting ready to start the show!
Miranda couldn't resist the red wool skirt.
Peter from Hav2Wnt It Evnts serving up his signature drinks. Make sure to contact him for your next party. He is amazing!

Delanie and happy to be photographed;)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

JoBead is coming to town

Stacy from JoBead will be joining us on Saturday for the trunk show. Stacy designs/creates amazing jewelry. She'll have one-of-a-kind pieces available for purchase. Think Christmas gifts! Plus, all of her proceeds go to charities supporting women in need all over the world. How sweet is that? You are shopping and donating at the same time;)

If you want to get creative you can also work with Stacy on designing your own jewelry. You can design something to match your Delanie Couture outfit or even can create something for a friend. What a great gift! Brides love to design pieces for their maids and moms!

Check out JoBead's website for more info -

Delanie the Sewing Elf

Delanie is like a little elf just sewing and sewing away. Here are some of her creations that you'll see at the trunk show this weekend:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holiday Treats at Miss Ruby (the wearing kind)

Stop by Miss Ruby on Saturday, December 13 and you'll be in for a treat. Many treats in fact!! One-of-a-kind holiday dresses, winter skirts and trendsetting coats created by local fashion designer Delanie Seamon will be featured at Miss Ruby Boutique's holiday trunk show.

Meet and mingle with the designer while enjoying mimosas, coffee, cider and yummy holiday treats.

All pieces available at the trunk show are very moderately-priced and are created right here in Milwaukee.

Don't miss this opportunity to support an extremely talented local fashion designer while treating yourself to a new holiday outfit!

Delanie is hard at work creating pieces for Saturday but here is a sneek peak at what she is working on:

Monday, December 1, 2008

Delanie Couture Photo Shoot

I wanted to share some great photos with you all. Brittany and Miranda from Hanle Productions ( took some amazing photos at Miss Ruby a few weeks ago. As the exclusive retailer of the Delanie Couture bridesmaid dress collection we have been working together with Delanie Couture on ads and other promotional materials. We were so lucky to have the opportunity to work with Brittany and Miranda for this shoot for some of our upcoming ads. You'll be able to see some of the photos from this shoot in ads in Premier Bride, Milwaukee Magazine, and other publications. The girls at Hanle are so talented. Some of the amazing photos they shot are below. Make sure to let them know if you need a photographer for your engagement, wedding or any other special events! We highly recommend them;)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Can I tell the bride how I REALLY feel about her bridesmaid dress selection?

Ultimately the bride makes the final decision on what dress the bridesmaids should wear. After all it is her wedding! However, the brides do need to remember that the reason their bridesmaids have been chosen is because they have been their friends forever. The bride would never choose to have anyone else stand by her side. So brides… since your bridesmaids have been there for you through it all, it is ALWAYS best to keep your bridesmaids’ tastes in mind when selecting their dresses. This means considering their budgets, personalities, shapes and sizes. You definitely want your bridesmaids to be comfortable.

And for all you bridesmaids out there…virgins or not…you definitely need to be flexible and willing to compromise. However, make sure to share your opinions on the fit and comfort of the dress. You want to be comfortable, and in the end, the bride wants you to be too. Nobody wants to see wedding pictures with the bride and her grumpy bridesmaids! To avoid situations where the dress is selected without your input make sure to volunteer to help during the selection process. Even offer to help setup an appointment or two and offer to research color and fabric options.

So if the bridesmaids express their preferences and the bride takes them into consideration the bride will end up selecting the perfect dress and everyone will live happily ever after!

Pretty straightforward isn’t it?

If you can’t decide…just ask Miss Ruby…we’ll tell you which one to choose!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

What a fabulous party it was

The Delanie Couture Launch Party was a blast! It was so nice to see some of our old friends as well as many new faces. Delanie Seamon introduced her "create-your-own" bridesmaid dress collection in addition to many fabulous off-the-rack party dresses. If you weren't able to attend make sure to stop in anytime to see her new collection. It is now available exclusively at Miss Ruby and at amazing prices! In the meantime, enjoy the pictures below - all taken by Kyla Schuttemeier Photography.

Delanie Couture bridesmaid collection

Goodie bags filled with amazing discounts - we have some left so if you purchase a Delanie Couture dress soon you'll get one for free!
Delicious cocktails were provided by Hav2wnt It Evnts. Thanks Peter!
Muscari provided amazing flowers for the event.
JoBead jewelry - available in every color imaginable. Designer Delanie Seamon and Miss Ruby owner, Erin Thull.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thank You for ONE Fabulous Year!

Today Miss Ruby turns ONE and we couldn't be more excited. We have had our share of fun times and tough times but we couldn't have asked for more!

Thank you to all of our lovely customers for making our first year such a fun one.

CHEERS to . . .

- the wonderful bridal parties that have chosen us to be a part of their special day

- the brides who have come to Miss Ruby in search of fun and casual bridal gowns

- our wine drinking and chocolate eating friends who routinely visit us at our Girls Night Out events

- the boutiques and businesses that have provided continuous support and have helped us grow

- our friends and family . . . we wouldn't be anywhere without you!

We look forward to meeting many more brides, bridesmaids, moms, grandmas, friends, fiances, sisters and more. Here's to another fun year!

Love you all,
Miss Ruby

PS - Make sure to add a comment below about your favorite Miss Ruby experiences. We'd love to hear them!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Create your own dress collection by local fashion designer coming to Miss Ruby...and a fabulous launch party to kick it off!

Time and time again our brides are telling us about their bridesmaids and how different they all are from each other in size/shape, personality, and style. They are always expressing how they want a dress that reflects each maid’s personality and style and is complementary and comfortable! And who wouldn’t want that for their maids? Especially since the bridesmaids typically make up a group of your closest family & friends – those that have been there for you through everything and now you couldn’t be prouder that they are standing beside you on one of the most important days of your life.

Bridesmaid dress designers have been working very hard on introducing lines that offer different, yet complementary, styles in the same fabrics so brides can offer their maids the option of picking a style that they are comfortable with but still complements the other bridesmaids’ dresses. Miss Ruby offers dresses from many of these amazing designers.

But, there still wasn’t the perfect bridesmaid dress collection out there that allowed girls to completely customize their own dress. And we weren’t going to stand for that! We want only the greatest for our customers. So what did we do? We went out and created our very own line with local designer Delanie Seamon, owner of Delanie Couture.

With Delanie Couture’s new collection, offered exclusively at Miss Ruby, bridesmaids & party goers will now be able to design their own dress in their own style by choosing every element from the bodice & skirt style to the sash & ribbon details. How fun is that? In addition Delanie will also offer a ready-to-wear collection great for rehearsal dinners, parties, and other fab events.

The new collection will be introduced at Miss Ruby on September 25…just in time for those planning 2009 weddings. And of course we are introducing it Miss Ruby style, complete with a fabulous launch party the night of September 25 from 6-10pm. You’ll get to see all of the new styles being introduced as well as enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by Joey Buona’s and delicious cocktails (martinis of course!) provided by Hav2wnt It Evnts. Some other fun details – floral arrangements will be provided by Muscari, hair/makeup on the models will be provided by Beauty, and photography by Artists’ Eyes.

To top the night off we’ll be raffling off gifts – including a Delanie Couture one-of-a-kind cocktail dress. The first 25 brides to schedule an appointment at Miss Ruby will receive a bottle of wine and goodie bags full of coupons and treats will be available as well to those who attend (while supplies last, of course)!

You won’t want to miss this fun night! And, if you have time Fred Boutique will be having their monthly wine & martini night and the new SOHO art gallery will be hosting their grand opening.
Make sure to mark your calendars. You won’t regret it!

Here is the dress you could win
Wicked martinis from Hav2wnt It Evnts
Yummy cannoli martini dessert from Joey Buona's

Monday, August 18, 2008

Welcome to our new blog!

HI everyone and welcome to the Miss Ruby blog. We are so happy to finally bring you a blog. Our blog will keep you posted on all of our boutique events, updates on fabulous new products, gossip and everything else we feel like sharing.

Today is actually our 11-month anniversary. We couldn't be happier that we are nearing a year. We have met so many great customers the past 11-months. So great, that many of you have become our friends! We are so thankful that you all have allowed Miss Ruby to be a part of your amazingly special wedding day!

For those of you who haven't visited Miss Ruby yet and/or have yet to be married I am posting some pics below of the boutique and what we offer. If you haven't been to the boutique yet you are in for a real treat!